Yesterday CNN host Jake Tapper scorched New York’s Governor Cuomo for taking a victory lap on the coronavirus.
— Jon Nicosia (@NewsPolitics) July 14, 2020
Here’s part of what Tapper said after showing Cuomo’s illustration of how he conquered the coronavirus:
There are no illustrations, however, of the more than 32,000 dead New Yorkers, the highest death toll by far of any state. No rendering on that poster of the criticism that Governor Cuomo ignored warnings. No depiction of the study that he could have saved thousands of lives had he and Mayor De Blasio acted sooner. No painting of his rescinded order that nursing homes take all infected patients in.
Tapper then played video of Cuomo “crowing” about what he did in New York, saying it will be talked about by many for decades. Tapper called this ‘revisionism’ and suggested that Cuomo’s victory tour is offensive to many New Yorkers – he sounds like one of them.
I’m more than a little surprised to hear anyone in the media criticize Cuomo after the red carpet interviews we’ve seen the media give him, especially to bring up his horrible nursing home policy that lead to so many deaths.
Yesterday on Twitter, before Tapper aired this segment, he went after Cuomo for the victory tour saying “NY state has lost more than 32,000 lives to COVID-19. So while it’s great that the numbers have gone down, it’s perplexing to see crowing, Cuomo going on Fallon, etc. No other state has lost as many lives, not even close. New Jersey is next with 17,000+. Yes, this has been a major challenge for every leader, but New York’s leaders do not have a success story to tell. It’s been about missteps and late actions”:
2/ Yes, this has been a major challenge for every leader, but New York's leaders do not have a success story to tell. It's been about missteps and late actions.
From April: "How Delays and Unheeded Warnings Hindered New York's Virus Fight"https://t.co/rTUcF2fbWF
— Jake Tapper (@jaketapper) July 14, 2020
Given that Tapper feels so strongly about this, I wonder what he was thinking when he saw this ridiculous segment from his CNN colleague, the younger Cuomo:
— Christopher C. Cuomo (@ChrisCuomo) May 21, 2020